A classic gets a new coauthor and a new approach: Developmental Biology, Eleventh Edition keeps the excellent writing, accuracy, and enthusiasm of the Gilbert Developmental Biology book, streamlines it, adds innovative electronic supplements, and creates a new textbook for those teaching Developmental Biology to a new generation.
Several new modes of teaching are employed in the new Gilbert and Barresi textbook. The videos explaining development as well as those from Mary Tyler's Vade Mecum are referenced throughout the book, and several other valuable new elements have been added.
Additional updates include:
-An increased emphasis on stem cells, which are covered extensively and early in the book.
-Sex determination and gametogenesis, instead of being near the end of the volume, are up front, prior to fertilization.
-Greatly expanded coverage of neural development, comprising a unit unto itself.
-Coverage of new experiments on morphogenesis and differentiation, as well as new techniques such as CRISPR.